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    Taxonomy Code: PX-2300.1700-500

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals who are willing, on a voluntary basis without remuneration, to provide companionship and guidance and/or serve as role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment. Some programs may be looking specifically for male or female adult volunteers to serve as mentors for young men or women from families in which adult figures of the same gender are absent or only available on a limited and inadequate basis or who are troubled and at risk for delinquency; or for people who are willing to serve as peer role models. Also included are volunteer opportunities for career mentors, i.e., professionals who are willing to be paired with people who have an interest in their occupation/job.

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    Mentoring Opportunities - Denver Urban ScholarsProvides trained mentors to act as friends, tutors and counselors spending between 6-8 hours with the scholar each month. Mentors offer support, guidance and encouragement to help scholars develop higher levels of self-confidence, see school in a positive light and improve their relationships with adults and peers; mentors are assigned to the following schools: - Venture Prep - Kipp Collegiate High School - Kipp Sunshine Peak Academy - La Academia at Denver Inner City Parish - Denver School of Science and Technology - STRIVE Prep-Westwood - STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside - STRIVE Prep-Excel - STRIVE Prep-SMART Denver CountyDenver Urban ScholarsDenver Urban Scholars
    Youth Mentoring - Partners of Delta, Montrose and OurayPartners offers positive life experiences for at-risk youth by providing one-on-one mentoring with an adult volunteer. Programs offered may include: One-to-One Mentoring - for youth age 6-17, sets up youth with an adult mentor for an average of 3 hours per week for one year. Mentoring may continue for several years afterwards. Partners staff provide training, support and monthly activities. Art Partners - 3 month art internship for youth in middle and high school. Youth meet with area artists, artisans and craftspeople and participate in several Partners Art Workshops. Referrals from other professional agencies is encouraged, but not required to receive services Partners also works in preventing youth substance abuse in Delta through Delta YSAP. Those interested in youth substance abuse prevention can contact Partners for more information. Visit online or call for more information on volunteer options such as the Senior Partner program and the Teen Advisory Board.Delta County511 East 10th StreetPartners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray

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